Scout Report: Cyle Larin

Cyle Larin

The latest name to be linked with Benfica is Orlando City striker Cyle Larin, who is one of the hottest properties in the MLS at the moment. For more information on the player, we chatted with Orlando City photographer Nélson Lucindo, and Planet Benfica's Neil Fernandes.

Scout Report: Matías Kranevitter

Following rumoured interest in Rodrigo Bentancur, Ignacio Camacho, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Walace, Benfica continue to be linked with a plethora of central midfielders. The latest name in the newspapers is Atlético Madrid’s Matías Kranevitter. We learn more about the 23-year old Argentinean from Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.

Scout Report: Santiago García

Eliseu’s contract expires at the end of this month, and although the press have speculated that his contract has been automatically renewed, there has been no confirmation from the player or the club. If Eliseu departs this summer, he could be replaced by Empoli’s Mário Rui, or Werder Bremen’s Santiago García. We learn more about the latter from Niklas Wildhagen of Bundesliga Fanatic.

Scout Report: Marko Pjaca

Nico Gaitán is set to join Atlético Madrid in the coming days, and Croatian winger Marko Pjaca is one player that could replace him. We spoke to Matthew Lebo and Anthony Zoric from to learn more about the Dinamo Zagreb starlet.

Scout Report: Walace

Benfica have a Renato Sanches-shaped hole to fill in their midfield this summer. One name that has been recurrently linked with the club is that of Grêmio youngster Walace. We find out more about the Brazilian midfielder from Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.

Scout Report: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Shortly after Renato Sanches sealed his €35 million move to Bayern Munich, rumours started to circulate that as part of the deal, Benfica have secured the first option on the Bavarians’ young Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. But who is Højbjerg, and what would he bring to Benfica’s midfield? We asked Shantanu Paranjape from Bayern Central for the inside scoop.

Scout Report: Lucas Alario

Lucas Alario

Hot on the heels of Benfica's reported interest in Boca Juniors' Rodrigo Bentancur, the Eagles have been linked with another star of Argentina's Primera División, River Plate striker Lucas Alario. To find out more about the Argentinean forward, we spoke to Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.

Scout Report: Mário Rui

A former Sporting and Benfica youth player, Mário Rui is little known in his native Portugal, but has been making a name for himself in Serie A. Linked with a return to his homeland by both the Italian and Portuguese press, we get the details on the diminutive full-back from Gregory Caltabanis of Italian Football Daily.

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Scout Report: Andrija Živković

Barely a week goes by without Andrija Živković being linked with a top European club. Benfica are rumoured to have been close to his signature in the January transfer window, and may revisit their interest this summer. We find out all about the Serbian starlet from Pierre Vuillemot of Footballski, a website dedicated to Eastern European football.

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Scout Report: Ignacio Camacho

With Renato Sanches’ future uncertain, Ljubomir Fejsa plagued by injuries, and Andreas Samaris struggling to recapture his best form, Benfica may be tempted to strengthen in central midfield this summer. We discuss one rumoured target, Málaga’s Ignacio Camacho, with Miguel Quintana of Spanish football site Ecos del Balón.

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